Newcastle United v West Ham: Latest team news

West Ham will check on Lars Jacobsen and Valon Behrami ahead of the Barclays Premier League trip to Newcastle.

Full-back Jacobsen has been struggling with a heel injury and midfielder Behrami has been out for a month with a hip problem, but both were expected to train today.

Midfielder Mark Noble is in line to start after returning from his hip injury as a substitute against Wolves, but Kieron Dyer (thigh), Herita Ilunga (leg), Benni McCarthy (calf), Thomas Hitzlsperger (thigh), Jack Collison (knee) and Manuel da Costa (ankle) remain sidelined.

Provisional squad: Green, Ben Haim, Tomkins, Upson, Gabbidon, Jacobsen, Barrera, Stanislas, Kovac, Parker, Behrami, Spector, Boa Morte, Cole, Obinna, Piquionne, Sears, Reid, Faubert, Boffin.